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Changed: The way Team and Non-Member Scoring handles year-to-date calculations for individuals in team tournaments has been modified. If there are individual and team tournaments in the same circuit and combined individual results are requested then setting Team Year-To-Date to "Together" will produce the individual results.  If all tournaments in a circuit to be reported are team tournaments, then set the Team Tear-To-Date to "Separate."

Corrected: The "Completed" indicator for a "Special" event was not being set after the results were applied.



Modified: Team member year-to-date detail report needed the division highlighted in the Tournament Schedule otherwise a "No records availavle" message would be displayed. Corrected the issue where the report does no longer requires the division to report to be highlighted in the schedule.




Corrected: The team weigh-in template was not picking up the day 2/3 boat number.




Corrected: Additional update for changing a member of a team.  Changing name and a day 2 boat number will create an error message though the change is recorded correctly.




Corrected: Changing a member of a team may fail to update a day 2 or day 3 record.

Modified: Minor changes to the Team Tournament Results with Options report




Corrected: Point system 3, points plus weight, was not properly reducing the points for anglers not weighing any fish.

Corrected: Meeting or special event points may get dropped during year-to-date calculations.




Corrected: Team year-to-date option selection defaulted to selecting all team regardless of participation.  The option to report only on participating teams is now available.




Added: A new team year-to-date option has been added to the selection menu where the report can be run against the entire paired team history file listing teams who did not participate in the selected date range.

Removed: Printer setup selection from the main menu




Corrected: Special team and individual events were not counting the registered angler or teams that is displayed on the Tournament Schedule.

Corrected: draw/Pro-am weigh-slips failed to print after a modification that will be released in a future build.




Corrected: Changing a team member on a team after it has been registered in a tournament offers to make the change permanent or temporary.  A temporary change refers the user to use the substitute process. A permanent change changes the team in the paired team data file too.  But if the team member change was done for a multi-day tournament failed to change the team members on the second or third day. This has been corrected.

Corrected: Year-To-Date Reports may pick up tournaments in a division that were marked as "not Year-To-Date."

Modified: Added color code key on the team registration list. The keys define Boater only team, A team member is inactive or a guest, Team has a substitute, Fees due, Fees over paid




Added: New utility to scan the team tournament results and match the internal ID numbers with what is in the membership.




Fixed: Put a fix in the weight conversion process that converts decimal weight to pounds and ounces. In rare cases the pounds would not round up if the ounces came out to 16 ounces.  So 19.00 might come out as 8.16.  The fix is in to prevent that from happening again.




Corrected: On a multi-day tournament, if a change to an option or boater/non-boater status in the registration record, the day 2 or day 3 record was not updated.  This has been corrected.

Corrected:  Big Fish Payouts for a multi-day tournament was not considering if the biggest fish was caught on day 1 and not day 2.  This has been corrected.

Modified: If a team does not have a partner the warning message when entering the weighn-in process that a team's points would not be calculated has been removed.


Version (not a public release)


Changed: The fish weight bonus was being placed in the wrong data field. If used the per fish weight bonus will be calculated as soon as the dead fish number is determined.  The build 2125 only tests the individual and pro-am formats.  The team format will be released in the next public build release.

Changed: Weigh-slips were breaking out the fish bonus weight


Version (not a public release)


Added: Utility program to reset team member ID number from the membership (Reset Team Member IDs in the File Utility menu)




Correct: Removed some debug code that was not removed prior to the previous build.

Updated: Copyright information

Modified: Tournament Report fish weight has been expanded over 100 pounds.




Change: Renamed the STATUS table to STATUSES due to code naming conflict.

Change: Allow for more than 2 anglers in the same boat.  The duplicate boat number check is now just a warning.




Changes primarily to the bump module

Change: Allow bump module to run by executing its EXE

Added: Program frame and system menu. Can select a tournament to run, change data path and execute the file explorer listing the files in the current data folder.

Change: When either the Draw/Pro-Am or Team bump forms are closed the bump program will not close.  Allows for the restart of another tournament day if necessary.




Corrected: Weight conversion process in the YTD report for bigfish was failing.

Corrected: When weighing a non-boater in a Pro-Am event the boater as a partner would not correctly be displayed.




Corrected: Team payouts would either pick-up the wrong name if a boater was substituted or leave the name blank if the partner was substituted.

Added: Activated access to the manuals under the Help menu.

Added: Table of Contents link to the SMS Text Add-on module documentation.




Corrected: Team payouts would either pick-up the wrong name if a boater was substituted or leave the name blank if the partner was substituted.




Modified: Team partner status's were not updating correctly when adding anglers by name.  Modified the registration form to ensure the status was being captured from the membership table.




Changed: An oversight allowed the big fish being weighed to have a heavier weight than the total bag.  This has been corrected by warning the user.  Both the team and individual (draw and pro-am) weigh-in forms have been changed.




Corrected: On a multi-day tournament with teams or individual anglers registered, the user only enters (or randomized) for day 1. Then on day 2 (or 3) if the registration form is used to manually enter the day 2 (or 3) boat numbers, weigh-in results would be copied over.  This has been corrected.




Corrected: Installed missing membership import and export program.




Modified: Corrected anglers or teams Year-To-Date calculations where they were marked in a tournament as a "no show."  The event counter was being incremented erroneously.

Modified SMS Only: Removed flight verbiage.  Flights will be added in the next release




Modified: The team and individual weigh-in list now notifies the user when there are inactive or guests in the tournament.  Normally the team or individual angler will show up in the list in blue with an asterisk (*) by their name.  By default, inactive/guest teams or anglers will not have their final results calculated.  Settings for Non-member Results in the Preferences need to be checked for them to receive tournament results.




Corrected: Team YTD totals were not accumulating correctly when there was no team number and the process had to total by team member names.

Changed: Team weigh-in results list was not showing the final place on a multi-day tournament.

Changed: Team weigh-in results "final place" column was not changing to "blue."




Modifications to the SMS Text module:

Added: Selected members can now receive texts.  This is accessible on the Membership Maintenance window.

Added: Selected anglers can be sent a text from the Registration window.

Added: Selected teams can be sent a text from the team Registration window.

Added: Selected anglers on a team can be sent a text from the Registration window.




Corrected: Paired Team History file update may fail when the teams are separated by divisions and a duplicate team name is added.




Modified: Added a button to the paired teams maintenance window labeled "Reset Subs."  This button will activate a procedure that will reset or clear the subs counter.



Changed: Team year-to-date by team number was not picking up the latest team members if the team changed members during the season.  This has been corrected.




Changed: Year to Date accumulation missed allowing to have the Special events to be counted.




Changed: Pro-am weigh-slip was not showing all penalties.  It was only displaying the dead fish.  Now a Total Penalty label indicates all penalties which include the dead fish.




Corrected: Preferences were locking up when updated due to a change in the logic. This has been corrected.




Added: Made the custom membership fields available to be printed when customizing the registration and tournament reports.




Added: Membership Participation Report. Reports on the membership's tournament participation for a division and any range of dates.




Modified: Member Year-To-Date reporting was changed to capture team boaters fishing alone and any team member that had a blank status at the time of registration.




Modified: The option to clear weights and calculations for a tournament has been updated to handle multi-day tournaments.




Re-write: Member Year-To-Date Detail Report

Modified: Member Year-To-Date Detail Report now shows when an angler fished on a team who was their partner in each tournament.




Modified: Team Year-To-Date was modified. Normally calculations are based on team number but if any team does not have a team number then calculations have to be done by team member names. If this is the method to be used then the names must match exactly.




Corrected: Individual's year-to-date report was not correctly accumulating the angler's totals.  This is an error introduced in an earlier update.  It has been corrected.




Corrected: Team Year-To-Date Report was missing some teams if there was a mix of team numbers and no team number.  This situation had to be accumulated by team member names.




Modified: Duplicating tournament registrations now include Open events.  The only restriction is that an Open event can only duplicate its registrations for another Open event.  Registrations for an Open event cannot duplicate its registrations for an Individual Draw, Pro-Am or Team event.

Modified: The main application window now displays the data path in the bottom status bar.




Corrected: If show-up points were set in the Preferences a multi-day Individual / Pro-Am tournament calculations may have them doubled.

Modified: Modified the way individual and Pro-Am year to date standings are calculated.

NOTE: There was a data table modification.  So if you are coordinating the data between two or more computers be sure to update them with this release.




Updated: Updated File Manager module required all programs to be recompiled




Corrected: Team weigh-in list was not showing the number of teams weighed in.

Modified: Cleaned up the individual and team year-to-date calculations




Corrected: Fixed tournament result calculations using biggest day catch as a tie breaker and using a weight system of pounds and ounces were not correctly breaking the a tie.

Modified: Tournament Summary Reports for draw and pro-am type events were printing total lines at the bottom of each page.  This has been corrected to print on the last page only.




Modified: Added progress windows to the clearing processes.




Corrected: Fish limit bonus was not being applied.  This has been fixed.

Corrected: Team and Individual/Pro-Am year-to-date calculations.

Modified: 3-day Individual/Pro-Am tournaments were not showing the current standing after day-2 though the list and report were in the correct descending weight order.




Modified: When running a multi-day shared weight draw or pro-am style tournament the Boat Team Report was not totaling the other days into the Accumulated Boat Team Report. This has been corrected.

Modified: The Boat Team Report for a shared weight draw or pro-am style tournament the totals are based on the actual fish in the boat and not the shared weight totals for each angler. This has been corrected.

Modified: Duplicating registrations from a team tournament was not considering an extra angler or 3rd man in the boat.  This has been corrected.


Version 8.4.2085


Modified: Team Year-To-Date report calculations when accumulating by team member names may fail if boater and partner reversed their positions.  The outcome would be two separate teams.  This has been corrected.

Modified: Auto-backup interval was not updating if the user changed the default value.  This has been corrected.


Version 8.4.2083


Modified: Increased the length of group names

Modified: Added group names to the boat reports


Version 8.4.2082


Corrected: When setting up a new division preference the Weight System would not default decimal.  This required that the user select a different weight and then back to decimal.  This has been corrected.


Version 8.4.2081


Modified: Individual draw/Pro-Am weigh-slips to end at 5-1/2 inches instead of 5 inches.

Modified: Team weigh-slips to end at 5-1/2 inches instead of 5 inches.

Modified: Individual/Pro-Am Boat Team report to better handles shared weight tournaments.  Only one of the angler's weights will be shown instead of adding the boater and partner's fish/weights together.


Version 8.4.2080


Modified: The Team and Individual registration report for groups now sorts the groups alphabetically.  The groups do not cause a page break.


Version 8.4.2078


Added: Individual draw tournament can now be run as shared weight.

Corrected: Year-To-Date standings missed picking up an angler that was set as the third man in the boat

Modified: Weigh-slips for the Pro Tournament scale have additional "dashes" at the bottom of the slip. The dashes cause the printer to roll up additional lines to get all printed lines to be above the tear off.

Modified: Added an additional line to the bottom of texts that says "Do not reply to this text."  If an angler replies to a text, the tournament director does not receive the text but gets charged for the sent text.


Version 8.4.2077


Removed: Disaster Recovery options due to a need for a re-write.

Added: Clear out all disaster recovery flags that have been set in the past.


Version 8.4.2072


Removed: Disaster Recovery options due to a need for a re-write.

Added: Clear out any disaster recovery flags in a tournament when it is opened.


Version 8.4.2033


Disabled: The Disaster Recovery Process was disabled due to possible data file corruption.  When the issue gets resolved the process will be enabled.


Version 8.4.1989


Modified: Program update notification window now has a Backup option to allow for the saving the data files before applying an update to the program.

Corrected: Team tournament results calculation could possibly fail if both team members were inactive.


Version 8.4.1975


Changed: Paired team maintenance form now allows for the team number to be erased.

Modified: Team Year-to-Date calculation will now analyze the team numbers for the selected divisions to determine if there is a mix of numbered teams and teams without numbers.  If any teams are found to not have a team number (optional of course) then the calculations must be done by team member names.


Version 8.4.1974


Modified: Removed synchronization process that would run at program start-up.


Version 8.4.1947


Changed: The close button on the team pick list has been changed to Cancel.  Using the Close button, if any team were tagged they would still be loaded into the tournament registration.

Corrected: there was an accumulation error in the team year-to-date report if teams did not use a team number and accumulation needed to be done by team member names.


Version 8.4.1937


Corrected: New install available message loop


Version 8.4.1933


Corrected: SMS module- identify a blank phone number and try not to send it

Corrected: SMS module - removed some exposed test code


Version 8.4.1932


Added: Double point option added to tournament setup.  If you are using a point system, you can specify a tournament to double the calculated points.

Added: Deeper validation of division names and location names to ensure that special characters are not entered.

Changed: Removed ID# from registration forms. It was confusing to some users who thought that it referred to their membership number.

Corrected: A text may try to be sent to an angler that did not have a phone. The phone generated were all zeros.

Changed: Team text messages can now be sent to either boater, partner of all anglers in the boat.

Improved: The individual member year-to-date detail report now shows which divisions were fished.  If a member fished on a team, the team partner will be shown on a separate line.

>NOTE: the build number is generated every time the program is compiled and tested.  There is a sizable jump to build 1920 due to the extensive testing that was done.


Version 8.4.1795


Updated: the programs have been upgraded to the latest generation of the development compiler.

Changed: SMS phone setup- when specifying the text phone as "home" the main home phone number must be used to enter the phone number.  The additional phone number fields are for specifying a text, mobile, fax or work phone. The "home" option has been removed from the drop lists.

Corrected: Total Tournament Fees on the team registration list was not correctly totaling.  This has been corrected.


Version 8.3.1775


Corrected: New version update check at start-up is corrected.


Version 8.3.1770


Minor version incremented due to data table modifications.

Corrected: Individual year-to-date details was not picking up the angler if fished in a team unless the Year-to-Date Accumulation in the Preferences was set to 'together."

Corrected: Team bump program, where if a team had previously weighed the team "may" not be allowed to re-enter the bump queue.

Corrected: Open Tournaments, if a third anglers is part of the team, the program would force a membership lookup and be entered into the membership.  Now any name can be entered without validation.

Modified: Preferences, better validation of the tie breaking order where a value of zero (0) would be accepted. Now messages will be displayed to notify the customer that a valid value must be entered or the option could be canceled.

Modified: Reports, some tournament and registration reports will generate faster due to data table changes.




Corrected: In addition to build 1734, the fish accumulation was missed for two days events.




Corrected: Two day team events would not bring up the second day. (how did this happen??).




Modified: Exposed the Twilio URL which can be changed "when necessary."  It must be understood that changing the URL value may affect the success of sending a SMS text message.

Modified: Added the buttons to Calculate Results back on the tournament weigh-in lists.  This was done to make the process of finalizing a tournament easier.  The process is still available on the overhead menu.

Added: Team Special Event registration and scoring which may be accomplished in the registration or weigh-in process.

Modified: Individual Special Event scoring which may be accomplished in the registration or weigh-in process.

Corrected: Changes made to correct team year-to-date calculations using dropped events.

Modified: Wording on the Preferences "Drops" tab to better explain the effect of dropping bonus points or weights during year-to-date calculations.




Corrected: Group points calculations were not correct when one group did not weigh any fish

Modified: Made some cosmetic changes




Removed: Temporarily removed the auto-check for updates due to the errors that were being displayed when the program started up.  A solution is being investigated.




Added: Added option in the Preferences Scoring tab where a bonus "weight" can be added to the weigh-in total for each weighed fish and optionally released alive.

Modified: Tournament setup form will now pop-up a dialog question window when the Event Option "Weigh one fish at a time" or "Multiple Daily Weigh-ins" are checked.  Since these options display a non-standard weigh-in form, users may become confused at to how to perform a weigh-in.  Please review setting up a tournament in the user's manual.

Fixed: Team registration report by groups

Modified: Some team reports did not take the 3rd team member into consideration.




Corrected: Weigh-slip defaults were going to preview.  Changed back to printer.




Corrected: Team weigh-in/check-in list was printing multiple lines for each team.

Corrected: Team Year-To-Date report using team numbers would not accumulate the team's total if the boater fished by their self and then added a partner later in the season.  Normally this was assumed to be different teams.  But using team numbers and the number does not change then an added partner will correctly accumulate the totals.

Changed: Changed the points per fish from a whole number to have a decimal value.




Corrected: 1099 creation dropping the last angler in the accumulation process.




Corrected: Team weigh-slips printing more than one copy.



Enhanced: New Payback Calculations when a custom payout list is imported into a tournament, the parameters are now back calculated ie. Total Entry Fees, max payback, minimum payback and number of places paid.

Corrected: Weigh-slips were cutting off the first name if longer than 10 characters.




Added: Erase SSN option to the membership maintenance.  This will clear out any Social Security Numbers that have been entered for security reasons.  Note: at this time, the removal of the SSN will affect the printing of the 1099 forms.


Version (test release)


Corrected: Weigh-slip pre-prints  was skipping some boats

Modified: Group information will always show on the weigh-in form and is no longer specific to a group setting in the tournament setup




Corrected: When calculating paybacks in the payback table, if the "Set payback for every" option is used the number of paybacks was not calculated correctly.

Corrected: If boaters were to keep their boat number for a day 2 pairing, the boat number was still being randomized.




Corrected: Year-to-Date big fish for groups was not reporting the largest fish caught during the reporting period.

Added: Explanation on the email sending window under the HTML text. When using HTML in the email, it body of the message must start with <html> and end with </html>. NOTE: Only use simple HTML codes when formatting the message.

Added: The "Help About" window now shows the current data path.




Corrected: Though the accumulated report for Pro-Am tournaments was fine, Day 2 results report  was not sorting properly.  

Added: Multi-day tournament report for Pro-Am tournaments




Corrected: Bump program v1.0.0.113 for pro-am/draw tournaments has been corrected to better filter out non-tournament anglers.  This will eliminate the bump program from appearing to "hang."




Changed: version numbering scheme. Bumped to 8.1.

Corrected: Changed individual year-to-date big fish reporting when calculations are based on combining team and individual results. Team big fish results were not being picked up.

Modified: A Windows All Programs menu item under the Tournament Keeper v8 labeled Reset Data Directory will change the data access back to the local default directories.  This can be used when a bump station is not set back to the local defaults before being shut down which will prevent the program from running unless the network is first re-established.

Modified: Team number displays have been expanded to 12 digits.




Corrected: Team payout generation was not creating the post-tournament payouts.




Restored: Lost during the conversion was the list of Draw/Pro-Am tournament pairing number listing after a random pairing has been completed. This tab has been restored.




Corrected: Team tournament daily summary report was not loading the correct daily weights though the final total and place of finish were correct.

Corrected: Team tournament payment audit was not properly ignoring payments that did not belong to the current tournament.




Added: No program changes. Forgot to add the changed layouts in 1399




Corrected (again): Individual YTD reports were failing to pick up the selected division

Corrected: Tournament payout audit report was including all payouts.  Filter updated.

Corrected: Members YTD Detail report was not reporting the YTD totals at the end of the report.




Corrected: team tournament results list with guests fishing were not properly merging the guest teams into the standings in the correct order.

Corrected: Species tracking and reporting was including all catches entered throughout the year.  The filter has been corrected.

Corrected: A tagged division may not be found when running YTD standings




Corrected: Option pots for Pro/Am events were not setting up properly.  This has been corrected.

Corrected: Team Year-To-Date tie breakers were not working.  Corrected the issue.




Corrected: Individual member Year-to-Date for team tournaments failed to work in version 8.  This was due to an updated program module that used different settings than what was used in version 7.  This has been corrected.

Modified: Starting the Bump program from the Tournament Schedule now requires the main Tournament Keeper program to shut down.  We ran into licensing issues when the main program continued to run after the Bump program started.  Shutting down the main program allowed the number of running copies of the program to match the copies purchased.




Changed: changed the default button on the membership maintenance list to respond to a change as opposed to closing the window

Changed: In SMS, removed the setup URL and embedded it into the program. It is a static setting and this removes any possibility of the user not entering it correctly.




Corrected: Bigfish Year-to-Date report was not converting weights when configured for pounds and ounces

Corrected: Bigfish Year-to-Date report would duplicate reporting the angler's bigfish for a multi-day tournament




Applied a patch that scans all tournament files for missing data constants. This is important because some organizations have reported that year-to-date reports were not reporting correctly.  In doing an analysis there was found key data from the tournament setup was missing.


On the initial implementation the synchronization will be run to validate all tournament results for errors.




Open tournament weigh-slips may not print. Issue corrected.




Team weigh-slips were not printing. Recompiled all modules and they seem to print again.




Corrected: Made some adjustments to the SMS module. Slowed down the text send to one per second due to a timing issue at Twilio.




Reloaded report templates and defaults due to an incorrect report template being set as a default

Created the Recovery sub-directory which is initially used by the point-in-time data backup. If set on, an error was generated when the directory could not be found going into the weigh-in.




Corrected: Preferences may set the Weight System to an invalid value when adding a new division.  The fix will change any invalid value to decimal pounds.




Just bumped build number to force a download which build 1308 failed to do




Corrected: Preferences may not save its configuration if there are more than one in the table.

Updated Copyright




Modified: Both team and individual draw tournament grouping will now have separate final results for each group.  If points are awarded, each group will get it's own set of points.

Added: Both team and individual draw tournaments have new reports that will now page break for each group being reported.

Added: Year-To-Date reports for both team and individual draws now have new reports that will count and page break for each group being reported.

Added: Tournament setup now includes an option to score the tournament by groups as assigned during registration.

Added: On both team and individual draw weigh-in forms that use tournament grouping, the group name will appear above the first name




Corrected: Team final results calculations If the boater or partner's first name was greater than 10 characters, the results would not be calculated. The first name work area has been increased.




Added: Custom membership sorting order.  This was accidentally dropped when upgrading the program to version 8.




Corrected: Team YTD was not picking up changed partners on the same team.




Added New: A check box has been added to the individual/pro-am and team registration forms labeled "Checked-in."  Optionally, you can track anglers and teams who have checked into the tournament.  The tournament registration report will show "Ckin" in the first column on the report.


Corrected: The registration reports has had the option totals better aligned at the bottom.


Corrected: Member edits (again) addressed




Fixed: Various program clean-ups done plus removed some old test code may cause windows to pop-up without any information


Corrected: member edits from the registration windows or team maintenance

Editing a member's details from a registration or team maintenance form may dis-associate them from the membership. This is fixed.


Added: Payback import file format change

Version 8 added separate payouts for boaters and non-boaters but the import file did not take that into consideration.  So the layout for the CSV import file has been modified and is documented in the user manual.




Changed individual tournament report collation to better accommodate guests in the standings.




Corrected: Individual Tournament Summary Report

Corrected the summary report which was not converting weights for pound and ounce configurations.


Corrected: Preferences inserting dummy configuration

Corrected the issue where a dummy configuration was getting inserted into the Preference's division list.  


Corrected: Registrations for Team Tournament

Corrected that when adding a team one at a time (Add button), the program would ask if the boater name was being changed.  


Corrected: Guest Finish in the Tournament Standings

Corrected where a guest or in-active member appears in the tournament standings.  If the division is not marked to save guest/in-active finishes, then they will fall in the correct order in the standings but without a place of finish or points, if generated.


Corrected: Adding Teams in Paired Team Maintenance Not Correctly Generating Team Numbers

Corrected the paired team maintenance process that when adding a new team, the team number would not correctly be generated.